OSHR 3183 - Extreme Weather and Vector-borne Diseases - What in the World is Going On? (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
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This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

New exotic diseases with strange names such as Zika, chikungunya, dengue, etc., have invaded the Americas, as seen on nightly news. Tropical mosquitoes are moving northward into temperate areas of North America and Europe.

But are these disease events caused by changing weather and climate? This lecture will explore the growing evidence that links these phenomena, as well as the reasons it is difficult to definitely link the two together.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Chester G. Moore

Chester G. Moore, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. from University of California, Davis (major in entomology and parasitology); 30 years research on vector-borne diseases (US Army, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention); academics (University of Puerto Rico, Colorado State University); 90+ refereed papers and book chapters; served on City of Fort Collins West Nile Technical Advisory Committee.

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